Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Book Review: Forever In Blue (Sisterhood #4) by Ann Brashares

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Description from Goodreads
As their lives take them in different directions, Lena, Tibby, Carmen, and Bridget discover many more things about themselves and the importance of their relationship with each other. The fourth book in the bestselling young-adult series, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, finds the girls finished with their freshman year of college and experiencing a bevy of quandaries involving sex, relationships, self-esteem, and growing up. Lena is finally getting over Kostos when she meets the wildly talented Leo in her painting class, while Bee's archeological dig in Turkey involves a very appealing professor, who also happens to be married. Carmen's depression isn't helped by her new friend, Julia, and Tibby's decision to sleep with Brian brings on consequences she never dreamed of. Though the magical pants take a backseat in this stirring drama, they ultimately bring the girls together.

My Review
I'm not sure how it happened, but this is both my favorite and least favorite. 

Maybe because I know where one of the girls stories is going in the last book. Maybe because I really, really didn't want Bridget to kiss that professor. Maybe because, in spite of everything, I'm not a Kostos fan, but then again, I really do like them together. Or maybe because Carmen is a huge idiot. 

Either way, it was entertaining, and even though I didn't like those other things, I laughed and cried while reading this book. 

This book takes place the summer after their first year of college.
Carmen is doing theater camp with probably one of the worst young women characters I've read in YA in a long time. (As in, she had no redeeming qualities, at all.)

Lena is in a summer art program and meets Leo, and essentially becomes his muse and he hers. 
Bridget is off on a dig.
And Tibby spends the summer thinking she's pregnant, not being pregnant, and ending her relationship with Brian. 

Of all the parts of this book, I liked the growth Carmen had, but I hated that she was so oblivious. I get not seeing what was right in front of you, but how many times did her instructors and fellow actors have to give her the hint that this girl was a horrible person? 

I'm trying hard not to give too much away regarding the other girls, but even though I love/hated this book, I still gave it 4 stars on Goodreads.

You can purchase a copy of this book for Kindle here, or a physical copy here. Or, pick up a copy from your local library, like I did!

FTC: I borrowed this book from my local library. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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